James Gurney

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Birthday
14, 1958
Birthplace
Glendale, CA
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
14, 1958 (age 61)
Birthplace
Glendale, CA

About

Artist who rose to massive renown for creating the hugely popular book series Dinotopia. He won two Hugo Awards for his first and second books Dinotopia: A Land Apart from Time (1992) and Dinotopia: The World Beneath (1995).

Before Fame

He earned his honors bachelor's degree in anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley in 1979. He later studied at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. 

Trivia

He saw his first book Dinotopia: a Land Apart from Time land on the New York Times' best-seller list in 1992. He saw the dinosaur Torvosaurus gurneyi be named after him in 2014. 

Family Life

His wife's name is Jeanette.

Associated With

He and Thomas Kinkade collaborated on the 1988 book The Artist's Guide to Sketching. 

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